April 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Natural gas activity picking up

Weather puts production, exploration efforts in high gear

Gas exploration and production across the region is beginning to pick up with spring weather conditions, but the real boom is months - or maybe years - away. More...

Driftwood bridge work resumes

Finishing work got underway this week on the new Rt. 555 bridge in Driftwood Borough. Crews are completing road work, including reconstruction of Driftwood Avenue, new storm sewers, curbing, sidewalks and paving. More...

Emporium Community Easter Egg Hunt Today!

Emporium's Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday at 1 pm. It is open to all children of the community at the Cameron County Little League baseball fields. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

Times are changing in TV land. The medical drama "ER" is biting the dust and the daytime soap opera "The Guiding Light" is going to fade. In July 1955, I got orders sending me to France. More...

CANOE RACE A REAL 'CLASSIC!'

(Ann Merz wrote the following for publication in their canoe club's newsletter. She sent it to race organizer Randy Bailey who forwarded it to several of the people who were involved in the race. We were among them. More...

Potter County News

Brooks honored for 25 years of service

Potter County Dept. of Emergency Services staff recently recognized Kathy Brooks with a gift in honor of 25 years of dedication to public safety. Enormous changes have taken place in the department during those two-and-a-half decades. More...

Recent Potter County real estate transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds: • March 23, Goodyear Hose Company to Gary A. Ruef Jr., Galeton Borough, $15,000. • March 24, Thomas Bailey Jr. to Chester R. More...

Several DUI cases come to Potter County Court

A Potter County man will be sentenced on May 6 after a guilty plea to two separate counts of driving under the influence of alcohol last year. More...

Outdoors

RECORD REGISTRATION AT 'CANOE CLASSIC'

A record number of paddlers turned out for the 2009 Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic, held last Saturday on the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning River. More...

Article

Potter County Outfitters of Coudersport hosted three professional turkey callers on Saturday, April 4, in preparation for Spring Gobbler season. More...

PGC to meet, consider deer seasons

With controversy raging over the size of the deer herd in northcentral Pennsylvania, all eyes will be on the Pa. Game Commission during the agency's April 20-21 meeting in Harrisburg. More...

Obituaries

Louisa Hartman

Louisa V. Hartman, 93, of Lower Burrell, died March 30, 2009 in Sarver. Burial was in Verona Cemetery, Oakmont. More...

Grant Hart

Grant R. Hart, 86, of Austin, formerly of Emporium, died at Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, on April 7. He served with the US Army during World War II and was employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and Sylvania. Mr. More...

Eugene Swank

Former Sinnemahoning State Park Ranger Eugene D. Swank, 82, died April 3, 2009, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, following a lengthy illness. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. More...

Drug abuse: what to look for

— RELATED STORY

Sadly, young people have a variety of drugs from which to choose to alter their moods, escape reality or make themselves fit in better with misguided peers. More...

'Stimulus' $$$ fund another project

An additional project has been added to Potter County's infrastructure improvement plans as a result of new funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). More...

Vets' benefits focus of open house

The Bath VA Medical Center will be hosting a Veterans Benefits Open House on Wednesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Coudersport American Legion Post located on Route 872 at Route 6. More...

Boro agrees to project

Arrangement will benefit recreation

A cooperative arrangement which could lead to an expanded and upgraded recreation facility on the school campus in Emporium took another step forward this week when Emporium Borough Council approved a lease agreement with Cameron County School Dist More...

News

SALUTING OUR LOCAL TROOPS

CHRISTOPHER EHRENSBERGER

Sergeant First Class Christopher M. Ehrensberger has been in the U.S. Army Reserve for 13 years and on active duty for four years. He is with the 347th Quartermaster Company, based in Farrell with a detachment platoon in St. Marys. More...

Photo

Betty Wei and Dr. Celso Backes display a photo of the barn at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital taken by Dr. Saeed Akbari, a longtime urologist at Cole, who recently donated a series of his photos to the hospital. More...

Time to register kids at Austin

Austin Area School will hold kindergarten and preschool registration later this month. Kindergarten signup runs from 8 am to 2:30 pm on Friday, April 17. Children must be five years old by Sept. 1. More...

Community Life

Birth Announcements

Andrew Sturdevant A son was born to Gail Burrows and Mark Sturdevant of Austin on March 20, 2009, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Named Andrew River Sturdevant, the boy weighed six pounds, two ounces. More...

Fashion Show planned at 'Victorian Tea'

The Community Nurses Victorian Tea on Sunday, April 26 will feature a spring and summer fashion show by Fashion Bug of St. Marys. The event, which will benefit Community Nurses Hospice, will be held from 1 pm. to 3 pm. at The Red Fern in Kersey. More...

Photo

Andy Richnafsky (left) was honored for 60 years as a member of American Legion Post 194 of Emporium during a surprise presentation at the Aroma Bakery and Café. Presentation was made by Mick Fapore. More...

Sports

Cowburn repeats as top Big 30 wrestler

Two-time PIAA Class AA state wrestling champion Dirk Cowburn from Coudersport High School repeated as the Olean (N.Y.) Times Herald Big 30 Wrestler of the Year. More...

Pitching depth key in Falcons early success

Adam Dow isn't exactly a fireballer, but the senior pitcher gets the job done. Dow's floating knuckleball baffled Otto-Eldred Monday in Coudersport's 13-3 high school baseball win at CARP Field. More...

Raiders notch softball win

Cameron County notched its first varsity softball win of the season last week, 9-4, over visiting Austin. Brady Belkowski powered the offense with four of the Red Raiders' seven hits. More...